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DirecTV petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court in October 2014, arguing that the California appeals court's refusal to send a consumer class action to arbitration conflicts with previous rulings including the high court's Concepcion decision. (Credit: AP)

High Court Seeks Its Proper Role In DirecTV Arbitration Row

Several U.S. Supreme Court justices took a dim view Tuesday of a California appeals court’s refusal to send a consumer class action over DirecTV's early termination fees to arbitration, but experts said the justices' questions show a high court grappling with how to balance the federal push for arbitration with states’ rights to interpret contracts.

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